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News archive of October 2016

This page contains the news items which were submitted in October 2016. Clicking on the title of a news message will bring you to a separate page allowing you to comment, share or rate the message. Twitter messages will also be visible here.


LVP 31.0

posted by Badeend on Monday, October the 31st at 12:17 AM

Two weeks after the release of LVP 30.6, we have released LVP 31.0. This update consists of the following new features, improvements and bugfixes:

New features:

  • You will now receive a refund when selling your house (03e36f7)
  • Gang chat can now be encrypted, i.e. invisible to the Seti@Home owner (d4cd11b)
  • Eight new house locations have been added, two unique for VIPs (70b1c92)
  • Administrators will get notices of illegal vehicle entry and illegal NPCs (c5e8fe2deee1da)
  • Administrators can now use /showreport that automatically mutes a player (d7b35b5)
  • Management members can now change settings by using /lvp settings (c6b779b)
  • Management members can now create a CPU profile by using /lvp profile (e3f2a6f)


  • Players can only spawn vehicles once per three minutes (0410f13)
  • A disambiguation dialog has been implemented for /v (0c8a426)
  • The VIP room cannot be entered anymore by fighting players (c56bd05)
  • Kills made using an RC Baron will now be counted as lame kills (664e873)
  • Minimized player detection is now done in C++ (6a16d01)
  • Admins can check minimized players using the /idlers command (647e2d1)
  • The default time for /mute has been reduced to two minutes (cc49928)
  • Management members evaluating code will now get feedback (63765ed)

Bug fixes:

  • Locking vehicles works again, as expected (d5ace66)
  • Fight Club will continue to freeze players during countdown (db55fb7)
  • Skin 121 (the army guy) cannot be selected anymore (dcee7f0)
  • The American flag in Area 69 has been removed... again (0923795)
  • Kicking a member of your gang who is not online confirms again (168a5b1)

A big thanks to Russell for making this all possible. Great job!! O+

Forum Software Update

posted by George on Tuesday, October the 18th at 9:39 AM


LVP's community forum has now been updated from MyBB 1.8.7 to 1.8.8. This update primarily consists of squashing bugs. A full overview of the fixed issues can be found here: https://github.com/mybb/mybb/issues?q=milestone%3A1.8.8+is%3Aclosed

Whilst we're hoping that the update will not introduce a forest filling range of issues, as with maintenance of this nature, there is an element of risk involved. As such, if anything looks out of place or doesn't work as expected, please raise your hand and say so! :)

Furthermore, if you've any suggestions to improve the forum, we'd also love to hear from you!

Lastly, we've introduced [ spoiler ] tags. 

[spoiler="MyBB..."]...has been updated :)[/spoiler]

On behalf of the Las Venturas Playground Management,

LVP 30.6 - Real estate empires, the ability to heal, and less interior abuse!

posted by Joe on Sunday, October the 16th at 3:39 AM

With the release of LVP gamemode version 30.6, our developers introduced many wonderful features, improvements, and bug fixes. Our VIPs will now have the ability to own up to three houses per VIP account, anyone can now add health and armor pickups to their houses. This gives you the ability to essentially purchase permanent spawn armor if you spawn at a house with an armor pickup. The new vehicle system has been improved from LVP 30.5, and restrictions on recently shot and players who have shot on entering interiors have been introduced. 

New features:

  • VIPs can now purchase up to three houses on the server (d7c5c03)
  • You can now purchase health and armour pickups for your house (f9639cc)
  • Entering houses and interiors is now subject to the same limitations as the teleportation commands. This will tremendously help prevent interior abuse (71744bf)
  • Packet loss percentage is now included in /my playerinfo (4e944b3)
  • 4,000 pickups isn't cool. We can now have up to 25 million (a2c8be7)


  • Most of our old vehicle code has been removed! (f31f404)
  • Kicks and bans made by undercover administrators will now be hidden (4849e33)
  • Moved but unoccupied vehicles will start respawning again (18e56a7)
  • Management can now visit any available house interior (c528125)
  • Usage of /house goto is now visible to administrators (b84a79a)
  • You can't see which undercover administrators visited your house anymore (4700ee7)
  • You can now reset your custom color with /my color reset (22b481b)
  • Vehicles you spawn will have a personalized number plate again (642f99e)
  • The restricted zone for housing has been extended with DM areas (5fbd0db)

Bug fixes:

  • The /tow command has been made less prone to abuse (336c440)
  • The /dive command now works on Mount Chilliad (9161d94)
  • RC Vehicles near the ship can't be used avoiding death anymore (40d25fa)
  • RC Vehicles can be used by players again (a2e2ac2)
  • The /house command will now tell you about the goto option (81e8f22)
  • Temporary vehicles cannot be exported anymore (088dda8)
  • Your Virtual World will now be restored when you stop /watching (840fcb6)
  • House owner names will be updated when they join the server (5b3446e)
  • Vehicles won't randomly explode on you anymore (a9239b7)

Special mention for Halo, who reported a lot of fantastic issues:

  • Vehicles cannot be stolen from the server anymore (3f22059)
  • You now need to be in the same world as the vehicle you're detonating (45d8032)
  • Vehicles cannot be detonated in within the Fight Club square anymore (6691f8c)
  • Vehicle detonations are now only visible to those in the same virtual world (a9d9fd0)
  • All active menus will be closed before switching /worlds (f276381)
  • All active dialogs will be closed when starting a minigame (8692f5b)
  • Airplanes cannot be /towed anymore (6a62de3)
  • You can't use /fly whilst being in an interior anymore (1950664)
  • Using the /t command will now always bring you back to the main world (9bf9092)
  • You can't stay in the bomb shop whilst playing a minigame anymore (6c824f1)
  • You can't stay in the bomb shop whilst watching a FC match (4e7d2ee)
  • VIP rights will be restored when temporary admin rights are revoked (dd3dc4e)

Las Venturas Playground would also like to thank Deer_Hunter, Joe, George, TEF and Lithirm for their testing and bug reports during this release.

On behalf of the Las Venturas Playground Management,

Hit sounds, vehicles, and more! (LVP 30.5)

posted by TEF on Sunday, October the 9th at 7:14 AM

Time to appreciate the developers again!

New features:
  • A new vehicle system has been added that increases our vehicle limit from 1,500 to 25,000,000.
  • Hit sounds have been added. Use /hs to toggle them (23e2ced).
  • Administrators can now use /show interior to share that interior abuse is not allowed (b39397e).

  • The /fakeact, /fakepm, and /psay commands have been removed (27eb28d

Bug fixes:
  • The /dive command is now restricted to once per three minutes again (e9b60a8).
  • The random American flag has been removed from Area 69 (48f6aeb).

(LVP 30.5)

On behalf of the wonderful work done by our amazing developers,

Total Epic Failure